Dr Miriam Stoppard: Cutting-edge proton beam therapy will aid cancer fight

Proton beam therapy is cutting-edge technology which will probably one day replace X-ray therapy for cancer. At the moment there’s only one ­centre in the UK using it, the Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester. A ­second is planned for UCL Hospital in London next year. This has meant patients who require high-energy PBT have had… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

What is Mood Disorder NOS?

Mood Disorder NOS Mood disorder not otherwise specified is more commonly known as Mood Disorder NOS. Mood Disorder NOS is a general term for any mood disorder that isn’t included under its own term in the DSM-IV. “NOS” is merely “not otherwise specified” abbreviated. The DSM-IV is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.… Read More »